Principal's Corner

Dear North Davis families,

Thank you for coming out to our Dolphin Dash on Sunday--it was so fun to see everyone out for this great community event!  It was also great to introduce Dash, our mascot, and welcome Gunrock and the UC Davis Band-Uh to our school!  Thank you to Brenna Hughes, our PTA President, the PTA Executive Board, and all of the volunteers that made this wonderful event happen.  I am proud to be a part of this school community.
Next, I have the honor of introducing our two new School Site Council members.  Thank you, Malathy Palayam and Ali Loge, for submitting your applications to be parent representatives on our School Site Council.  Their two applications meet our need for two parent representatives. Malathy and Ali join Bobbi Avery, Marty Pence, and Jessica Hanselman Gray, our returning parent representatives.  Thank you all for your service to our school!
This week is Safety Week at NDE.  Twice a year we spend time teaching and re-teaching our emergency preparedness drills here at school.  This week’s schedule will be the following:
Monday:  No drills
Tuesday:  Earthquake and Evacuation Drill; Family Communication Drill
Wednesday:  No drills
Thursday: Lockdown Drill
Friday:  Shelter in Place Drill
If you or your child has any concerns or questions about Safety Week, please let me know.
I’m looking forward to a fun and productive week ahead!  Thank you for your partnership and for sharing your children with us.

Sarah Roseen | Principal
North Davis Elementary School
Davis Joint Unified School District
555 E. 14th Street | Davis, CA 95616 | NDE Website | Facebook

Message from the PTA

Wow NDE!  That Dolphin Dash was a blast!!
Thanks to your support and involvement we all enjoyed a delicious pancake breakfast (thank you 5th grade families!), gave our all in the fun runs, got beautiful art painted on our faces and arms, bounced like crazy, and captured fun memories with the photo booth.  
It was also great to see Dash the Dolphin make a debut splash at the event with hugs and high fives for everyone.  One of Dash’s favorite parts of the day was dancing with UC Davis’ mascot Gunrock when the Cal Aggie Marching Band showed up—such a fun surprise!!
I am so grateful for our school community.  BIG thank you to all of our PTA volunteers for putting together such a fun NDE event.  Let’s keep this energy rolling with more events and gatherings this year.  Keep an eye out for opportunities to get involved!
Wishing everyone a wonderful week,

나는 학교 공동체에 너무 감사한다. 재미있는 NDE 이벤트를 함께 해 주신 PTA 자원 봉사자 여러분 께 감사드립니다. 올해 더 많은 행사와 모임으로이 에너지를 계속 사용합시다. 참여 기회에 주목하십시오!

Estoy muy agradecido por nuestra comunidad escolar. MUCHAS gracias a todos nuestros voluntarios de la PTA por organizar un evento de ECM tan divertido. Vamos a mantener esta energía rodando con más eventos y reuniones este año. ¡Esté atento a las oportunidades para participar!

School Counseling Corner

Save the Date! 
School counseling is presenting at the October PTA meeting on Tuesday, October 16th, 6:30pm in the MPR.
Hope to see you there!

Calling all 6th Grade Parents!

The sixth grade teachers put in applications for the carousel lottery at the Davis Farmers Market to help raise funds for Walker Creek Scholarships and to help cover bus transportation costs. Their application was accepted and NDE has been offered three Farmers Market dates to lead the carousel rides! This is a great fundraising opportunity but we'll need some parent assistance!

Please read below for the specific directions about how parents can help.

How it works:

1-4 parents per market date will assist 6th grade students in leading the carousel rides. 6th grade students will pedal the bike that generates the rotation of the carousel. (Unfortunately, 6th graders cannot ride the carousel themselves because it is only for kids 5 years and younger). Student volunteers will also advertise the fundraising events with signs at the market.

What we need:

* 1-4 parents for the shift

* As many kids as want to show up to help pedal and advertise the events (at the market, recruiting carousel riders)


THIS Wednesday, October 3 and next Wednesday October 10 - 4:30 to sunset (about 8:00pm)

THIS Saturday, October 6:  8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  (You will not have any riders at 8:00am so plan to open about 9:00am)

DIRECTIONS on Market Day:

  1. Get the key to open the carousel from the Farmers’ Market office (the little building at the 3rd and C corner)
  2. Unlock the Carousel.  Read the directions posted inside
  3. Slip the bicycle seat onto the rowing machine.
  4. SAFETY!  The carousel is for kids 5 years old and under.  (Our 6th graders cannot ride! – They pedal.)
  5. Cost is $1.00 per ride.  Bring change – about twenty one-dollar bills and some coins – to get started.
  6. Close everything and lock up and return key
  7. Take all profits earned back to your school site secretary for recording /deposit.

Please respond as soon as you can! The length of each shift depends on the number of parent volunteers that sign-up. The more, the better (and shorter shifts)!

The Walker Creek scholarships help students every year to ensure that they don't miss out on the annual trip. Fundraising efforts by last year's 6th graders contributed to the current scholarship amounts we have, but we still need to cap off the scholarships for our students attending this year!

Please fill out the sign-up sheet (link below), even if you can only dedicate 1 hour to one of these dates! Your contribution will be sincerely appreciated by students and families in our NDE community. 


Fitness Corner
The Kids in Motion Fitness programming offered this year include: Jump Rope Club, T/K and Kindergarten fitness, Primary fitness, Intermediate fitness (including fencing), and 6th grade cross-age mentoring (with 1st grade).

This week my focus is on T/K and Kindergarten Fitness.
The T/K and Kindergarten programming occurs on Wednesdays during grade level rotations and is coordinated and run by “Mrs. Heeren”. These sessions are 30 minutes in length and work with one class at a time. Students are divided into three groups and rotate through three activity stations. The program requires enough adult/parent volunteers to be able to run all three activities each week (at least one adult per station).
The curriculum is organized into 10 three-week rotations, with each week building from the last and leading to the next. Over the course of the year, students are exposed to 30 different activities with two to three different variations for each activity. These activities include those that raise the heart rate (cardio-respiratory endurance), improve flexibility, muscle strength, and balance, as well as those that focus on coordination and tumbling skills, and finally those that focus on sports-related skills (eye-hand and eye-foot coordination).
Thus far, students have already enjoyed the following activities:
Obstacle courses including tire hopscotch, walking along ropes, balance walking—in between the rungs of a ladder (on the ground), along the edges of the ladder and on the rungs themselves; crawling under, over and through various obstacles.
Students will soon begin working on the following activities:
Underhand tossing into and then onto a target; jumping off a box onto a target (landing with bent knees); hopping on one foot/jumping on both feet; and playing Simon Says to stretch and identify body parts.
Any questions, please contact
Student Support Services Annual Parent Forum
October 3rd
6:30 - 8:45 p.m.

Do you suffer from anxiety? Does your child? Partner? Learn how to cope & find hope. ANGST film screening on Wednesday, October 3rd at 6:30pm in the Brunelle Theatre at Davis Senior High School. By watching this film together as a community, we can raise awareness and start the conversation around anxiety, sitting side-by-side. The film is 56 minutes and then we will have a Q&A with our panel of experts.
Don't Miss it!
Wednesday, October 10, 2018  
Community, Friendship, Social Power and Bullying in Childhood and Adolescence.  Presented by Michael G. Thompson, New York Times bestselling author, renowned clinical psychologist and international speaker
FREE! 7-9pm at the Brunelle Theater at Davis High School

Find out more and get your tickets:
Special Education Parent Engagement Night

Join us for an informative evening to learn more about your child’s social and emotional development, special education services in the school district, and post-secondary considerations for older students. Breakout sessions followed by an informal parent social/networking time.
Date:              Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time:              6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location:       Davis Senior High, All Student Center, 315 West 14th Street, Davis
6:00 PM Welcome
  Session “A” Session “B”
6:10 “Special Education 101: An Overview”
Presented by DJSUD Special Education staff
“Attending to Your Child’s Social & Emotional Development: Junior High to Graduation”
Presented by DJUSD Mental Health Clinicians
  Session “A” Session “B”
6:40 “Attending to Your Child’s Social & Emotional Development: Preschool through Elementary”
Presented by DJUSD Mental Health Clinicians
"Strategies for Post-Secondary Transition Assessment and Planning "
Presented by Steve Ruder, UC Davis MIND Institute, Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.
Parent Social/Networking

Childcare, a light dinner, and Spanish interpretation will be provided.
Click here to RSVP:
Hosted by DJUSD Superintendent’s Advisory Committee on Special Education (SACSE)
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